PITTSFIELD- A bad fire on a Pittsfield farm leaves a barn destroyed, but thanks to the response from multiple crews, the attached home is saved.
It happened just before 3:30 on Webb Road in Pittsfield.
Crews responded to the Balfour Farm to find the barn fully engulfed in flames and beginning to collapse.
Mutual aid was called in from ten departments to attempt to save the home attached to the barn and the farm cafe inside the home.
But knocking this fire down didn’t come without challenges.
“It was a big fire. It takes a lot of water. You have to depend on your mutual aid, so we’re talking about distance to travel, plus road conditions which are not the greatest this afternoon. So we did have a couple of times when water was pretty short but overall the water supply worked well,” said Chief Bernard Williams with the Pittsfield Fire Department.
The barn is a total loss, but thankfully there wasn’t much inside.
The kitchen of the restaurant did sustain some damage, so the restaurant is expected to be closed for some time.
No one was injured and the fire marshal’s office will be on scene Tuesday to try and determine a cause.